MUST READ: Case Foundation study shows how Americans aged 18-30 are influenced to care about and act on major movements and social issues

The Case Foundation

The research, based on a nationally representative sample of 1,100 young people surveyed in August, provides intriguing insights into the lives and thinking of Young Americans, including the key role television news plays in informing this young generation about social issues, their high intention to vote in the November midterm elections, and their feelings about social issues and the direction of the country.

$6.6 million grant from Laura and John Arnold Foundation to fund Texas Policy Lab at Rice University

Rice University

Rice University’s School of Social Sciences will launch an effort this fall to work side-by-side with Texas’ officeholders and state agencies to solve some of the state’s most pressing problems. The Texas Policy Lab, which is supported by a $6.6 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), will use cutting-edge research and analysis to offer measurable solutions for policymakers. Social Sciences… Read more »

Shape your organizational culture – Discover strategies based on latest research

San Antonio Area Foundation

How does a value-based culture impact both employee and organizational performance? Explore the ethical dimensions that shape culture at our Organizational Ethics and Values workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 26. This course incorporates the latest research on ethical or value-based organizational culture to understand its importance and positive impact on employees and organizational performance. In this course, we’ll review the conceptual underpinnings of ethical and value-based… Read more »

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips  New Savings Accounts Offered to Texans with Disabilities http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-4.aspx#A Recurring Donors 440 Percent More Valuable Than ‘One-Off’ Donors http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-4.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities   Diabetes and Heart Disease & Stroke Prevent Programs – Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke: CDC-RFA-DP18-1817 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-4.aspx#C Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services: RFA P-19.1-EBP http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-4.aspx#D Expansion… Read more »

Texas Commission on the Arts Announces Over $4 Million in Grants across Texas, Designates Four New Cultural Districts

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved funding of 802 grants in its first funding round for fiscal year 2019. The grants total over $4 million and will go to nonprofits and units of government in 115 cities. These grants include all of the Arts Create program grants, the first of two funding rounds for the Arts Respond Project program, the quarterly… Read more »

Saved his life – Help give a young grizzly a home 🐻 and YOU can have the opportunity to name him

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary Newsletter

Please. Look at this sweet young bear. That face! Please help the IEAS welcome their newest resident, a young grizzly bear. Through no fault of his own, this poor guy was in need of a permanent home or else he faced euthanasia. We couldn’t allow that to happen. After many phone calls and a trip that exceeded 24 hours, he is now at his forever home. Now that he has been saved from such a terrible fate, help us with renovating a place for him to stay permanently. What a lucky young bear.

September 2018 Exhibitions & Public Programs

Lawndale

/// The Big Show Preview Party/// Thursday, September 13 from 7 – 9 PM $100 Lawndale Members, $125 General We invite you to join this year’s participating artists in celebration of The Big Show and launch of the Lawndale Lending Library, all while supporting Lawndale! Tickets not only include early access to The Big Show 2018 (minus the crowds!), access to the open bar, chicken… Read more »

Nonprofit rate of job growth outpaces for-profit rate by over 3-1 over the last decade

John's Hop[kins Center for Civil Society Studies

Data just released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics using a technique first developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies shows that the nonprofit sector continued its steady record of significant job growth through 2016, the latest date for which data are available, outpacing the rate of for-profit job growth by over 3 to 1

NETWORKS FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT – Working together to help students succeed

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Networks for School Improvement (NSI) portfolio includes grants to organizations who will support groups of middle and high schools working together to identify and solve common problems using approaches that best fit their needs, learning what works as they go and refining their approaches. We invest in partnerships between networks of schools and school support organizations. They will work together to identify and… Read more »

“Hot, hot, hot!” newsletter wins summer “Best Newsletter” award . . . and congratulations to Jessica & Bart!

Shumla Archaeological Center

  AUGUST 2018   Summer’s over but the fun has just begun!     Note from the Director   This summer was hot, hot, hot! Both in temperatures and activity at Shumla. We had three great summer interns (as you’ll read below), we moved headquarters (as you read in our last eNews), and we wrapped up the first full year of Alexandria Project field… Read more »

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUND RELEASES EVALUATION AND IMPACT REPORT

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF)

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF) released an evaluation and lessons learned memo to share third-party findings regarding theFund’s activity. The memo, compiled by FSG, shares insights about the Fund’s operationsand forward-looking considerations for future philanthropic disaster relief responses in Houston and beyond. Submitted by Advisory Board co-chairs, Tony Chase and Bill Jackson, the evaluation memo includes recommendations to maintain flexibility and transparency in… Read more »

J.J. Watt Foundation announces Hurricane Harvey recap and 2018-19 plans

J.J. Watt Foundation

The Justin J. Watt Foundation today released the progress of the contributions made to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund started by J.J. Watt following the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey 12 months ago. The fundraiser raised $41.6 million making it the largest crowdsourced fundraiser in world history. All funds have been distributed to eight nonprofits: All Hands and Hearts, Americares, Boys & Girls Clubs,… Read more »

Millennials Taking the Lead

American Century Proprietary Holdings Inc.

“Impact investing”–financial investments designed to generate a measurable, positive impact on society, while also providing potential returns–is growing in popularity, according to research conducted by American Century Investments . The “appeal” of impact investing reached 49 percent among 2018 survey participants, compared to 38 percent in 2016. At 56 percent, Millennials find impact investing most appealing, followed by Gen Xers and Baby Boomers at 52… Read more »

Announcing The Big Show 2018

Lawndale Art Center

Announcing The Big Show 2018!   The Big Show 2018 Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, November 11, 2018 Lawndale is pleased to announce the artists, programming, and events for the 2018 iteration of The Big Show, our ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. For the 2018 exhibition, juror Evelyn C. Hankins selected 53 works from 501 artist… Read more »

Leaders: It’s OK to not know everything

McKinsey & Company: Johanne Lavoie and Jens Riese

Recently, a CEO confided that the accelerated disruptions occurring in her industry, with the advent of new technologies, new entrants and new business models, were shaking her usual confidence. While an expert in her field, she was doubting her adaptability to the increasingly complex nature of the challenges leaders face today, from work to home life. She is far from alone. More and more,… Read more »

Last festival of the Summer – Labor Day weekend

The Art Center of Corpus Christi

The last festival of the summer will be buzzing with artists, great music, local craft beer, food trucks and dozens of hands-on creative activities for the whole family. Arts Alive kicks off Saturday morning with the 1/2K by the Bay Beer Run.  That is correct, this is a 0.5K. There is no need to be a marathoner, but participants must be 21 or over… Read more »

Tom Frost, San Antonio business leader, dies at 90

TPR: Brian Kirkpatrick

A leader in San Antonio and South Texas business, banking, and philanthropy has died. Tom C. Frost Jr. was 90. Frost was with Frost Bank for 35 years before retiring as president and CEO in 1997. “Tom Frost’s impact on our company, and in San Antonio in general, can’t be overstated,” said Phil Green, chairman and CEO of Cullen/Frost Bankers in a news release.… Read more »

Funding Alert

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Funding News and Grant Tips  Study Finds Gender Differences in Charitable Giving Around Retirement http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-8-2.aspx#A  Native-American Causes Underfunded Due to Misconceptions http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-8-2.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities Advancing Extracellular RNA (exRNA) Communication Research: Improved Isolation and Analysis of exRNA-Carrier Subclasses (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-RM-18-027 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-8-2.aspx#C Advancing Extracellular RNA (exRNA) Communication Research: Towards Single Extracellular Vesicle (EV) Sorting, Isolation, and Analysis of Cargo (UG3/UH3 Clinical… Read more »

We Will Not Be Tamed: Fly Fish with JT Van Zandt!

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Fly fishing is at the center of JT Van Zandt’s life. He’s been fly fishing the coastal waters of Texas since 1991. The oldest son of the late singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, JT honors his father’s spirit by finding and protecting harmony in nature. As a longtime fly-fishing guide who specializes in red fishing on the Texas coast, JT is dedicated to protecting natural… Read more »